Sunday, April 06, 2008

Cadaver Lab like Library?

Before leaving the room, I clutched the doorframe and took a last look around. Even with the harsh lights, the well-scrubbed linoleum, and the funk of formaldehyde, it seemed less like a lab than like a library—a place where not only human anatomy but the spirit of anatomical discovery is preserved. And there, in the far back corner, I could easily imagine a small man in a black coat, Henry Gray. He had been here all this time silently working.”

The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray’s Anatomy
by Bill Hayes
p. 61